John Oakley (priest)

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The Very Rev John Oakley DD was Dean of Carlisle[1] and then Manchester in the last quarter of the 19th century.

Born in 1834,[2] Oakley was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford and ordained in 1858. After curacies at St Luke’s, Berwick Street,[3] and St James, Piccadilly, London,[4] he was then Vicar of St Saviour’s, Hoxton[5] followed by a short spell in Carlisle as Dean of the cathedral followed by a further six years at Manchester, also as Dean. He died on 10 June 1890.


  • "The Conscience Clause": its history . London: William Ridgway. 1866.


  1. ^ Deans of Carlisle
  2. ^ The Times Thursday 12 June 1890; pg 5; Issue 33036; Col F Obituary The Very Rev Dr J. Oakley
  3. ^ Westminster City Archives Archived 2011-05-25 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Church Web-Site
  5. ^ Historical details[permanent dead link]
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Francis Close
Dean of Carlisle
1882 – 1884
Succeeded by
William George Henderson
Preceded by
Benjamin Morgan Cowie
Dean of Manchester
1884 – 1890
Succeeded by
Edward Craig Maclure